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The Obelisk (Cleopatra's Needle)

Sculpture Garden, Historic Site, and Park
Central Park, New York
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  • Kenji
    KenjiOctober 17, 2015
    メトロポリタン美術館に収まりきれなかったのか外に展示されてます。エジプト史に興味があったらぜひ足を運んでください。
  • Ibrahim U.
    Ibrahim UçarSeptember 23, 2015
    Şehrin her köşesi süprizlerle dolu ... Bu anıt görülmesi gereken bir nokta da... Tavsiye ederim.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HopkinsSeptember 1, 2015
    An incredible archeological piece
  • Isabel V.
    Isabel ValeroAugust 16, 2015
    Debajo del obelisco hay una cápsula del tiempo con objetos como una copia de la declaración de independencia y un diccionario. How cool is that! 😍 download the central park app. A must!
  • Jason
    JasonJuly 11, 2015
    A real obelisk from Egypt
  • Lars T.
    Lars TrieloffNovember 4, 2014
    This is the oldest man-made object in New York. There is a twin in London, UK.
  • Roger S.
    Roger SchonfeldAugust 17, 2014
    Terrific story behind the presence of this ancient artifact on the park.
  • Tony C.
    Tony CMay 1, 2013
    City getting ready to restore and clean
  • John C.
    John Cortés MayorDecember 27, 2012
    This radiates fertility, even in December the birds sing about it like no where else in the park. Even saw a hummingbird in the snow.
  • Bloomberg TV
    Bloomberg TVJuly 26, 2012
    Cleopatra's needle may not have been constructed in Central Park but you can thank American businessman Wm. Vanderbilt for donating $103k to have the structure moved from Egypt to NY in 1881
  • Bloomberg TV
    Bloomberg TVJuly 12, 2012
    Cleopatra's needle may not have been constructed on the Upper West Side but you can thank American businessman Wm. Vanderbilt for donating $103k to have the structure moved from Egypt to NY in 1881
    Upvoted May 3
  • G W.
    G WongMarch 22, 2012
    Supposedly this was "stolen" from Egypt to be placed in the park. Fact or Fiction? You be the judge.
  • Dana D.
    Dana DeeMarch 14, 2012
    The Kane Chronicles!
  • Elizabeth G.
    Elizabeth GolluscioDecember 3, 2011
    Hill repeats at night!
  • Tracey N.
    Tracey NNovember 1, 2011
    dial & discover 646_ 862_0997 +26# central park audio guide :-)
  • Mandola Joe
    Mandola JoeSeptember 26, 2011
    The north and east sides are the least weathered, with the best detail of the hieroglyphics, so make sure you walk around the obelisk
  • Mandola Joe
    Mandola JoeSeptember 17, 2011
    Check out the inscriptions on the claws at the base of the obelisk ... Some interesting historical information can be found...
    Upvoted May 3
  • Marek R.
    Marek RygielskiJuly 10, 2011
    This Obelisk was erected first at Heliopolis, Egypt, in 1600 BC. It was removed to Alexandria in 12 BC by the Romans. Presented by the Khedive of Egypt, it was erected here on Feb 22, 1881
    Upvoted May 3
  • Joe P.
    Joe PruntyApril 30, 2011
    A gift to us from Egypt. Its too bad that its weathered so much. What an amazing artifact.
  • Svein B.
    Svein BergFebruary 19, 2011
    At night: Find a position around the obelix so that you can see a star or the moon right above the top of the obelix. Make a wish for yourself and someone you care about.
  • Sarah E.
    Sarah EngelkeNovember 11, 2010
    look down the stairs at the ENT trees!!!!
  • Nat H.
    Nat HarwardAugust 15, 2010
    Also called Cleopatra's Needle.
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